It's time to show just how creative you can be with everyone's favorite versatile fruit at Houston's Avocado Takedown on Sunday, April 1st at Warehouse Live. Matt Timms, one of Food & Wine's "40 Under 40," will host the competition, as amateur chefs battle it out to serve the most creative dish using the avocado as the star ingredient (whipping up a batch of guac won't cut it). A trio of judges, including Mexican celebrity chef and critically-acclaimed restaurateur Aquiles Chavez, will select their favorites.
Thanks to a generous sponsorship from Avocados From Mexico, full crates of handpicked beauties will be on hand for participants as they compete for a $1,000 cash prize as well as a selection of top-of-the-line cookware. There are still a few spots left in the competition — head this way for more details on entering. Tickets are on sale now ($15) and give you unlimited tastings and a chance to vote in the audience-selected "People's Choice Award."